5 Upcycled School Supply Crafts7:00 PM
Every parent and all the teachers know how the cost of school supplies can really start adding up. The price of being a student seems to be steadily increasing. Making some school supplies from recycled or reusable materials can really help defer some of those costs while ensuring that your children have their own, personalized school supplies, as well as creating fun craft projects to do. Have you been on Pinterest lately? All kinds of ideas like the ones featured here are easy to find and adapt for your needs. Check out these five great DIY school supply projects.
1. Pencil and Notepad Holders Made from a DVD Case
Photo from Stacy Vaughn Blog.
2. Pencil Holder Made from Pencils
Photo from Seasons of Joy.
3. Desk Organizer Made of Cardboard Boxes
Photo from Modge Podge Rocks.
4. Recycled Tool Box for School Supplies
Photo from A Creative Princess.
5. Chic Pencil Holders from Tin Cans
Photo from TimeWashed.com.
Once you start a tradition of the kids making their own school supplies from recycled materials, they will likely adopt the habit, and do it all the way through college and beyond. It might be a small comfort to know that some of the college costs like purchasing Residence Hall Linens for their dorm rooms could be covered when your student is making some of their own supplies. In addition to saving money, it definitely helps reduce our impact on the environment.